When to Call a Professional Painter
If you own a house, you know just how looming it can be to start a DIY painting project. There is definitely something to be said about someone who tackles this job on their own, but sometimes you just can’t! There are countless professional painting companies out there who all offer different services and guarantees, but when is it actually necessary to call them? Unless you are a pro painter yourself, there will always be a benefit to calling an expert. Professional painters will do much more than just put color on the walls. They also prepare and care for your project in ways that you may not be able to. If there is anything mentioned in this article that you can’t do (or just don’t want to attempt), consider calling a professional painter.
For exterior painting projects, a professional will take the time to examine the home for any rotting wood or siding. Getting the proper pieces replaced is extremally necessary before applying any paint. At Elite Pro Painting, we will ago the extra mile and power wash all the surfaces being painted as well. This allows for a higher quality and longer lasting paint job. Once this process is complete and it’s time to paint, a professional crew will be careful to cover all hardscapes and fenestrations to insure paint doesn’t get where it shouldn’t.
For interiors, a professional painter will take the time to walk through each room and identify any cracks, nail-pops or other necessary drywall repairs. At Elite Pro Painting, each of our paint crews are equipped with at least one professional drywaller. Failure to make the proper repairs beforehand will result in a less than professional paint job. Then, just like with exteriors, a professional paint crew will thoroughly cover all surfaces that need protected (furniture, floors, trim board etc.) before applying paint.
When it comes to actually applying paint to the home, a professional painter will have all the necessary equipment to get the job done right. This includes brushes and rollers of all sizes, paint sprayers, and likely several different sized ladders. Not to mention years of experience which, unfortunately, most DIY folks don’t have. Elite Pro Painting applies 2 coats of paint to all projects, interior or exterior. Not all professionals do this, or they do only for an extra charge. But we know that 2 coats is vital for getting the best looking and most durable paint coverage, so we include a second coat in our price from the beginning.
More than likely, if you’re painting a room yourself, you are painting the room YOURSELF. Depending on the size of the project, this could mean several days or even weeks of labor. Something to consider is just how quickly professional painters can work. A typical crew at Elite Pro Painting includes anywhere between 3-7 experienced painters. A group like this could turn your week long project into a 2 day project. How much time do you want to spend?
Once the job is finished, a professional painter will clean up any trash or paint drips leftover from the project. Then, at Elite Pro Painting we take a walk around the project with the homeowner and the crew. This allows the homeowner to point out any spots they would like touched-up so that the crew can take care of it right then and there.
Any professional who’s worth their salt will offer you a job warranty. This means that if any part of the project fails within the given time frame, they will come back and fix the issue for free. This is a valuable offer that should be seriously considered when deciding to call a professional painter. Elite Pro Painting offers the longest and most inclusive warranty in the industry. We provide each customer with a warranty to prove that we fully and completely back our painting process.
Want to Call a Professional Painter?
After reading through the process of a professional paint job, you may have realized that there is definitely a right way to do it. Unfortunately, the right way is not always the easiest or most convenient. If you feel like you may be better off consulting an expert, contact us at Elite Pro Painting. Nothing would please us more than to assist you in creating something beautiful.